noun zinj·an·thro·pus \zinˈjan(t)thrəpəs\

Definition of zinjanthropus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of fossil hominids based on a skull found in eastern Africa, characterized by very low brow and large molars, and tentatively assigned to the Lower Pleistocene

  2. 2 plural zinjanthropi \-rəˌpī\ or zinjanthropuses :  an individual or fossil of the genus Zinjanthropus

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Origin and Etymology of zinjanthropus

New Latin, from Arabic Zīnj eastern Africa + New Latin -anthropus

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